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by rubberman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2590
Views: 549452

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

I'm not sure what the reason is for quite different layout of the two graphs. Combining them into a single sorted list looks like it becomes: Delhi Ho Chi Minh City Launceston Phuket Tokyo Christchurch Manila Townsville etc So from the previous question about whether India is worthwhile, there seem...
by rubberman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 604066

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

According to DPTI website The electrification of Gawler Line is due in late 2020, isn't that slow compared to when poles and wires went up on Seaford and Tonsley Lines. And then we aren't due to have the first electric set until mid 2021. Sounds like the current State Government is dragging it out ...
by rubberman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 604066

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Labor will announce this weekend that they will take back any tram or train services that are outsourced by the Liberals if they are elected at the 2022 state election. I believe the option of taking back the bus contracts will be explored too. Good news for those of us who have concluded that ther...
by rubberman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Long-term vision is a good thing, but that does not mean it needs to be acted on from the word go. Of course some projects have to be done short term. However the way I see it if you have a vision look for the long term and build what you can with the money you have. A sports arena is a good exampl...
by rubberman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just on our rolled-gold Botanic Garden extension, the planted medians have already become overgrown with metre-high thistles. Are you complaining about the National Flower of Scotland? Seriously though. In Europe, this would only be concrete if buses were to use the track as well, OR if the track w...
by rubberman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just on our rolled-gold Botanic Garden extension, the planted medians have already become overgrown with metre-high thistles. Are you complaining about the National Flower of Scotland? Seriously though. In Europe, this would only be concrete if buses were to use the track as well, OR if the track w...
by rubberman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I agree with ho really when he said "but if they are going to cost too much and will not deliver the benefits then why waste time and money on it? So that's the answer to Shuz and ChillyPhilly". This is why I have banged on repeatedly about what I have seen as suspiciously high costs in the past: Ci...
by rubberman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

How many people on the tram do those load numbers assume? Seems like you can cram more into modern trams. An H class tram had a crush load of 170 persons. A coupled set had obviously 340 as a maximum. Coupled sets used to run across the bridge. A Citadis has a capacity of 186. Now, that's not menti...
by rubberman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

A 26 tonne load limit to be imposed on the King William Rd bridge, with significant repairs needed within the next decade. I guess this makes a tramline into North Adelaide contingent on the bridge being repaired first. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-04/king-william-road-adelaide-bridge-might-...
by rubberman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2590
Views: 549452

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

I was on EK441 / EK440 very recently. To say that both flights were half full would be generous. Not surprised about rumours of dropping back from daily. In addition, the B777's used on this flight are showing their age. Will go with Qatar or Singapore A350 next time. I thought that Emirates were u...
by rubberman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm in Prague atm, and I noticed this dirt cheap piece of equipment for getting rid of corrugations in rails, such as afflict most of our King William Street stops. How cheap is that? This is what you're looking at, it's a railgrinder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgrinder I'm sure the DPTI has...
by rubberman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I'm in Prague atm, and I noticed this dirt cheap piece of equipment for getting rid of corrugations in rails, such as afflict most of our King William Street stops. How cheap is that?
by rubberman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The stop finishings seem to get cheaper (or at least inconsistent -- no paving and less glazing this time) with every iteration, but I guess that's unsurprising given the Nth Tce blowouts. Glad to see an accessible stop either way. Meanwhile in Canberra :roll: Looks nice, but doesn't look like it p...
by rubberman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Nort wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:02 am
Given the layout of these stops are there plans to have buses use the tram lanes?
It would make sense. However, it doesn't appear that they have installed Kassel kerbs, so possibly not.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kassel_kerb
by rubberman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 624835

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As much as I like rail for sentimental value, the fact is that buses are more flexible and solve any complaints of congestion. The best solution in Adelaide is Bus Rapid Transit. I don't understand why it's rarely suggested. All the main roads should have BRT in the middle of the road, at least for...